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Stat Lines of the Weekend

Posted by mvetack on November 30, 2009

Denario Alexander – Missouri

15 rec 233 yrds 1 TD – W 41-39 vs Kansas

Golden Tate – Notre Dame

10 rec 201 yrds 3 TDs – L 38-45 vs Stanford

Carlos Boozer – Jazz

26 pts 12 reb 7 ast 1 stl 1 blk – W 108 – 92 vs Blazers

Charles Woodson – Packers

7 tackles 1 sack 1 force fumble 2 int 1 TD – W 34 – 12 vs Lions – Thanksgiving!

Brett Favre – Vikings

32/48 392 yrds 3 TDs – W 36-10 vs Bears

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Monday’s top 5’s

Posted by mvetack on November 30, 2009

NFL Teams

Vikings (10-1) +1
Colts (11-0) -1
Saints (10-0) –
Patriots (7-3) –
Chargers (8-3) –

College Football Teams
Texas (12-0) –
TCU (12-0) –
Florida (12-0) +1
Cincinnati (11-0) +1
Alabama (12-0) -2

NBA Teams
Lakers (13-3) +1
Magic (14-4) +1
Suns (14-3) +1
Hawks (12-5) -3
Cavaliers (12-5) unranked

NHL Teams
Blackhawks (16-6-3) +1
Sharks (18-6-4) -1
Devils (17-6-1) +2
Flames (16-6-3) –
Penguins (18-9-0) unranked

This Week’s Special – Top 5 dangerous players in College Football

Toby Gerhart – RB – Stanford

Gerhart is a workhorse back who is not afraid of contact. In fact this guy goes after contact. It is amazing this guy didn’t end up on the other side of the ball as a linebacker or safety. You instantly know why he doesn’t play defense when you watch his highlight reel. Toby has sneaky speed and almost always needs two or three defenders to take him down. He SHOULD win the Heisman Trophy this year and will at least be in New York for the presentation. Similar player – Mike Alstott

Golden Tate – WR – Notre Dame

Whether lining up at running back, in the wildcat, wide receiver, or punt returner, Golden Tate is just seconds away from doing something you have never seen before. With freakish video game like quickness and surprising strength for his size, Golden Tate is possibly the best all around player in college football today. He might also have the most appropriate name for the school he plays for as well. Similar player – Percy Harvin

C.J. Spiller – RB – Clemson

Clemson’s CJ Spiller has probably single handedly won half of Clemson’s 8 games this season. He is everything you want in a running back. Good size, blazing speed, power, and the big play ability. While most running backs take a rest on special teams this guy showcases some of his greatest skills returning kicks. Rumor has it Clemson does not use pride stickers because Spiller would have to start putting them on his shirt and pants. Similar player – Larry Johnson

Tim Tebow – QB – Florida

Tim Tebow is very dangerous because you have no clue what he is going to do from play to play. He can run you over, juke you out of your jockstrap, throw a jump pass over your head, or throw a bullet past your ear. With the size of a linebacker it is almost cheating that this guy is allowed to play the quarter back position, and play it this well. With two National Titles under his belt, a Heisman trophy, and possibly a third Title this season, Tim Tebow has proven himself and his team as one of the greatest to ever play college football. Similar player – no one

Jeramiah Masoli – QB – Oregon

Just watch a replay of the Oregon USC game a couple weeks back and you will know why this guy is so dangerous. I’m sure he has heard, “Your too short to play QB” one thousand times in his life and he has definitely proven everyone of them wrong. He is probably a better runner than your favorite team’s running back and just about as good a passer as your teams quarterback. His versatility and leadership abilities are crazy good. This guy is simply fun to watch play football. Similar player – Maurice Jones Drew with a good arm

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Pick of the Night

Posted by mvetack on November 30, 2009

New Orleans Saints -2 vs New England Patriots

Tonight’s game has been talked about for the past month, and hyped for the last week. The Patriots are back to playing like the Patriots of a couple years ago, minus the 4th quarter of the Colts game, and the Saints are still undefeated. If I could see any two teams play each this week, this game would be in the top five match ups I would choose. Behind maybe Saints vs Vikings, Saints vs Colts, Vikings vs Colts. Now with the pick. First off the -2 means nothing to me in football. Rarely are games won by 2 or less so the spread is useless in this situation. This game should be a shoot out with two great offenses. I am predicting the Patriots getting off to a fast start and taking a lead into halftime. New England has been a poor second half team this year while the Saints have been incredible in the second half and especially the fourth quarter. The pats are not making the adjustments at half that their opposition is. See Jets, Broncos, Colts games against the Patriots. I see the Saints staying close at half and taking off in the second half and winning this game by 10.

Saints over Patriots – Scuttlebutt Record – (4-4)
Last weeks pick, due to thanksgiving holiday, Titans +4 over the Texans resulted in a win as the Titans won another one 20 – 17.

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Quote of the Day

Posted by mvetack on November 30, 2009

“Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.”

Tony Gwynn

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Joe Mauer wins AL MVP

Posted by mvetack on November 23, 2009

Joe Mauer’s sideburns have just been dethroned as the catchers most valuable possession. Mauer received 27 of 28 first place AL MVP votes on his way to becoming the 6th catcher all time to win the award and first since Ivan Rodriguez. His Major League leading .365 avg ranks second best all time among catchers. In addition to his average, Mauer lead the AL in OBP and slugging percentage. Mauer now has 2 batting titles (2008, 2009) and now an MVP.

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Stat lines of the Weekend

Posted by mvetack on November 23, 2009

Shane Vereen – California

42 att 193 yds 3 TD 1 rec 10 yd – W 34 – 28 vs Stanford
Brady Quinn – Browns

21/33304 yds 4 TD – L 37-38 vs Lions
Artsiom Parakhouski – Radford

23 pts 14 reb 3 blk 2 ast – L 104 – 67 vs Duke
Paul Pierce – Celtics

33 pts 9 reb 6 ast 2 blk 1 stl 6 3pm – W 107 – 105 vs Knicks

Terrell Owens – Bills
9 rec 197 yds 1 TD – L 15 – 18 vs Jaguars

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Monday’s Top 5s

Posted by mvetack on November 23, 2009

NFL Teams

Colts (10-0) –
Vikings (9-1) –
Saints (10-0) –
Patriots (7-3) +1
Chargers (7-3) unranked
College Football Teams
Texas (11-0) –
TCU (11-0) +2
Alabama (11-0) -1
Florida (11-0) -1
Cincinnati (10-0) –

NBA Teams
Hawks (10-3) +1
Lakers (10-3) unranked
Magic (11-3) unranked
Suns (11-3) -3
Nuggets (9-4) -1

NHL Teams
Sharks (16-5-4) –
Blackhawks (15-5-2) unranked
Capitals (13-5-5) +1
Flames (13-6-2) -1
Devils (14-6-1) -3

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Pick of the Night

Posted by mvetack on November 23, 2009

Tennessee Titans +4 AT Houston Texans

Are you ready for some football! Football night in America is here with the red hot Titans, winners of three in a row, vs the underachieving Texans. Despite the 35 points per game with Vince Young, I still like the Texans to win this game. Week two the Texans beat the Titans in a close but high scoring game 34 – 31. Tonights game could be very similar. Expect a high scoring game that wont be decided until the second half of the 4th quarter. Because of the spread, I am going with the Titans. They may lose the game by three but they will win with the 4 points they are getting.

Titans over Texans – Scuttlebutt record – (3-4)
last pick Mavericks -10.5 over the Kings resulted in a lost as the Mavericks only beat the surprising Kings 105 -102.

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Quote of the Day

Posted by mvetack on November 23, 2009

“I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.”


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Celtics reign over?

Posted by mvetack on November 21, 2009

Vince and his 26 help the Magic knock off the suddenly old Celtics

Everyone knew that acquiring Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and now Rasheed Wallace over the last couple of seasons to go along with Paul Pierce makes the Celtics an old team. But these older guys are very good, mature, and have a the rings to prove it (minus rasheed). Suddenly their stacked roster doesn’t look like the Eastern Conferences best. Rashard Lewis, Vince Carter, and Dwight Howard is looking like the new Big 3. Later in the year it could be the Big 4 when a healthy Jameer Nelson is back.

Boston lost a defensive battle Friday night and pre-season predictions of 72 wins are looking more like a pipe dream than a possibility . With younger and better looking teams such as the Magic, Hawks, and Cavs playing better as the young season goes on, the Celtics are looking less like a Champion and more like a just another contender. There is no reason to panic and jump ship as a Celtic or a Celtic fan, but the days of breezing their way through the regular season and most of the playoffs seem to be gone.

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